The WISE Conference 2019 Guest Speakers



Michelle Merhar is a former FOX 26 Anchor and Traffic Reporter now staying home with her three young children. Michelle worked on the FOX 26 Morning Show for seven years and prior to television was an on-air personality on the Newsradio 740 KTRH Morning Show for four years. An interest in broadcasting began during her college years spent at Texas State University-San Marcos while working at the university’s radio station. She is a Houston native and graduated from Klein High School in Spring. Michelle’s full time job now entails raising her three children: Abigail (5), James (4) and Joseph (2). Her husband, Danny works in the financial industry and they all reside in Spring with their two dogs and frog. Michelle enjoys working out, running, and spending time with family.



Humanitarian Aid Worker
New York Times Best-Selling Co-Author

Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue By SEAL Team Six
Jessica Buchanan shares with audiences their experience in learning first-hand that the human spirit is impenetrable. No matter what obstacles or challenges lie in our path if we dig deep to find the strength and fortitude, there is help for any situation no matter how impossible the odds. READ MORE…



Executive Director
Conroe Economic Development Council


As Executive Director of the Conroe Economic Development Council, Danielle is responsible for marketing Conroe to new and expanding businesses. She received a B.S. from Texas A&M University and is a certified Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED). Danielle is a graduate of both Community Development Institute (CDI) and OU Economic Development Institute (EDI). She was recently named a Top 50 Economic Developer in North America by Consultant Connect (a nomination made by industry peers).  READ MORE…


Economic update, what it means for your business

Laura Lea Palmer was brought on board in January of 2011 to serve in the role of Vice President of Business Retention and Expansion. In this role Laura Lea is responsible for maintaining existing relationships with businesses in the community, as well as assisting them with their employee recruitment, and development, expansion of space as needed, and providing demographic/labor market profiles when appropriate.  READ MORE…


The Mind Powers…
Brilliant Speaking

Robin Roberts holds a Bachelors of Science in Business from the University of New Orleans and a Certification in Hypnosis from the National Guild of Hypnotists. As an entrepreneur, Robin began her hypnosis practice in 2007 after qualifying as a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. In the ensuing years she has seen over a thousand people, assisting them with life changes in a variety of areas. READ MORE…